Cusco to Puno

Cusco to Puno

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Cusco to Puno Schedule

Cusco to Puno Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Transportes Libertad Reclining Seats 160 06:30 - 14:00$ 14.60
Transportes Libertad Reclining Seats 160 19:30 - 03:00$ 14.60
Transzela Sleeper 20:45 - 03:30$ 22.77
Trans Litoral Sleeper 22:30 - 06:30$ 30.36

Transportation from Cusco to Puno

How to get from Cusco to Puno

Travelling between Cusco and Puno is possible by Bus and train. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 263.00 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 14.60.

How long does it take to get from Cusco to Puno?

It can take you anywhere between 7 and 10 hours to travel between Cusco and Puno depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Cusco and Puno. Bus will bring you to your destination in 6h 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 10h to reach Puno.

How much does it cost to get from Cusco to Puno?

Travelling between Cusco and Puno can be as cheap as USD 14.60 if you opt for a Transportes Libertad bus and as expensive as USD 263.00 if you buy a Peru Rail Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Cusco and Puno ?

  • 7 from Cusco to Puno starting from 06:30 Terminal Terrestre de Cusco until 22:30 Cusco Bus Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cusco to Puno.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Cusco to Puno overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Cusco and Puno

Peru Selected Trips, Trans Litoral, Transportes Libertad, Transzela, Turismo Mer


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Cusco to Puno?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 51% opted for a bus
  • 49% chosen Bus+Train
  • 1% Other